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March 12, 2021 11:52 AM
Braves' Victor Arano: Optioned to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Arano (visa issues) was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Friday, Mark Bowman of reports.

The 26-year-old was a late arrival to spring training due to visa issues, but he gave up four runs over two spring innings before being optioned. Arano last pitched in the majors during 2019 with 4.2 frames for the Phillies.

February 21, 2021 02:52 PM
Braves' Victor Arano: Delayed by visa issues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Arano's arrival at camp has been delayed by visa issues, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

A handful of players have faced similar delays as international travel remains complicated due to the coronavirus pandemic. The delay should wind up nothing more than a minor blip in a fairly long run of misfortune for the 26-year-old, who owns a career 2.65 ERA in 74.2 innings of relief at the highest level but threw just 4.2 frames in 2019 and none in 2020 while dealing with arm troubles. Arano flashed high-leverage promise before those issues began, though Atlanta will likely be happy if he merely bounces back as a serviceable middle reliever.

January 24, 2021 09:04 AM
Braves' Victor Arano: Claimed by Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Arano was claimed off waivers by Atlanta on Saturday, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.

Arano was designated for assignment by the Phillies on Monday, but he'll find a spot on Atlanta's 40-man roster ahead of spring training. The right-hander didn't make a major-league appearance in 2020 while recovering from elbow and shoulder surgeries, but he could compete for an Opening Day roster spot in 2021. He posted a 2.81 ERA and 67:19 K:BB over 64 innings during 63 relief appearances in 2018 and 2019, but it's not yet clear where his velocity is following his procedures.

January 18, 2021 01:12 PM
Phillies' Victor Arano: Dropped from 40-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Phillies designated Arano for assignment Monday, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Arano's removal from the 40-man roster clears a spot for infielder C.J. Chatham, whom the Phillies acquired from the Red Sox in a corresponding transaction. After he posted a 2.73 ERA while striking out 60 over 59.1 innings in his age-23 season in 2018, Arano looked like he might be a long-term piece in the Philadelphia bullpen, but the right-hander has struggled with elbow and shoulder injuries over the last two seasons. If he can show improved velocity and command at spring training, Arano could still have an outside shot at making the Phillies' Opening Day roster.

August 10, 2020 02:24 PM
Phillies' Victor Arano: Struggling to regain velocity
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Arano (shoulder) is throwing regularly at the Phillies' alternate training site in Lehigh Valley, but he's struggled to regain velocity since undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow in May 2019, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.

The elbow surgery sidelined Arano for the remainder of the 2019 campaign, but he was on track to be fully healthy for spring training before he experienced shoulder soreness in offseason workouts. Though MLB's extended hiatus provided extra time for Arano's shoulder to heal up, he wasn't able to throw regularly during the break and had to be eased along slowly in summer camp. Once he was cleared for intrasquad games, Arano's fastball sat around 90 to 91 miles per hour, about two or three ticks below his pre-surgery velocity. The Phillies are lacking in reliable bullpen arms at the big-league level, but until Arano's velocity picks up and he's able to dominate against minor-league hitters in Lehigh Valley, he likely won't be in line for a promotion.

July 19, 2020 02:28 AM
Phillies' Victor Arano: Optioned to secondary camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Arano (shoulder) was optioned to the Phillies' alternate camp site Saturday, Andersen Pickard of reports.

Arano missed much of last season due to elbow surgery, though it was shoulder soreness that held him back in summer camp. Saturday's move lines up with previous reports that the righty was behind schedule, though when exactly he'll be ready for game action remains to be seen.

July 11, 2020 05:24 PM
Phillies' Victor Arano: Slightly behind schedule
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Manager Joe Girardi said Saturday that Arano (shoulder) is slightly behind schedule, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.

Arano underwent arthroscopic elbow surgery last May that caused him to miss most of the 2019 season, but he is slightly behind schedule because he didn't have many chances to throw while the season was suspended. The right-hander could still be ready for Opening Day in just under two weeks, but Saturday's update casts some doubt regarding his status.

June 26, 2020 04:56 PM
Phillies' Victor Arano: Expected to be ready
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Arano (shoulder) is expected to be ready to pitch by Opening Day, Todd Zolecki of reports.

Arano missed most of the 2019 campaign after undergoing arthroscopic elbow surgery last May, though Zolecki's report notes the righty's offseason shoulder soreness as the main issue he's working his way back from. The reliever has been building up stamina at his home in Mexico, so the Phillies haven't had their eyes on him directly, but they appear confident in his health nonetheless. Arano owns a career 2.65 ERA in 74.2 big-league innings and could be a factor near the back of the Phillies' bullpen if he returns to form this season.

March 7, 2020 01:48 PM
Phillies' Victor Arano: Remains optimistic for Opening Day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Arano (elbow) felt good after a live batting practice session Saturday and remains hopeful that he'll be ready for Opening Day, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Previous reports indicated that Arano wasn't expected to return from arthroscopic elbow surgery until early in the regular season, but the pitcher himself evidently disagrees with those reports. A player's own optimism about his health shouldn't be taken as gospel, though, and he's yet to pitch in a Grapefruit League game, so the odds appear to be against him. Still, the 25-year-old, who owns a career 2.65 ERA in 74.2 innings, should be pitching in a fairly high-leverage role at some point early in the season.

March 2, 2020 03:52 PM
Phillies' Victor Arano: Unlikely to be ready by Opening Day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Arano (elbow) is throwing regular bullpens but is expected to open the season on the injured list, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.

Arano is still making his way back from arthroscopic elbow surgery back in May. He was slowed by shoulder soreness over the offseason but appears to be making progress now. That progress is apparently too delayed from him to make the Opening Day roster, but there haven't been any indications that he's set for an extended absence.

February 21, 2020 05:48 PM
Phillies' Victor Arano: Throws off mound
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Arano (elbow) threw off a mound Thursday, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.

Arano underwent arthroscopic elbow surgery back in May, and Gelb adds that he also experienced a bout of offseason shoulder soreness. The fact that he's throwing off a mound means he'll have a shot to be ready by Opening Day, but a trip to the injured list can't be ruled out.

February 19, 2020 04:24 PM
Phillies' Victor Arano: Limited to long tossing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Arano (elbow) played catch from about 100 feet during a workout over the weekend, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

After requiring season-ending elbow surgery last May, Arano enters spring training behind the majority of the Phillies' other relief candidates. Per Matt Gelb of The Athletic, the right-hander estimated that he would be able to advance to mound work by late February or early March, but it's unclear if he'll be ready to go by the time Opening Day arrives. Whenever he's deemed healthy again, Arano could be a late-inning factor for the Phillies after posting a 2.65 ERA and 26.3 strikeout percentage through his first three years in the majors.

June 4, 2019 07:00 PM
Phillies' Victor Arano: Transferred to 60-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Arano (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Tuesday.

Arano has been out since April 20 with an elbow injury which eventually required arthroscopic surgery. He doesn't have a clear timetable, though Tuesday's transaction likely doesn't impact him very much, as he's just two weeks shy of having been out for 60 days. The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Adam Haseley, who was called up by the Phillies in a corresponding move.

May 29, 2019 04:24 PM
Phillies' Victor Arano: Opts for arthroscopic surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Arano underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow Tuesday, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Arano suffered a setback in his recovery from an elbow injury earlier in the month, and after receiving a second option from Dr. Neal ElAttrache, it was determined that he would require a scope. The Phillies have yet to release a timeline for his return, so Arano should be considered out indefinitely for now.

May 20, 2019 05:16 PM
Phillies' Victor Arano: Suffers setback
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Arano (elbow) will receive a second opinion from Dr. Neal ElAttrache, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.

Arano has been sidelined since April 20 with an elbow issue. The right-hander apparently felt renewed discomfort during a recent bullpen session, prompting the Phillies to send him for further evaluation. It remains to be seen how this setback will affect Arano's return date, but an updated timeline for his return will hopefully come into focus following his visit with Dr. ElAttrache.

April 22, 2019 06:16 PM
Phillies' Victor Arano: Visiting team doctors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Arano will visit with team doctors within the next two days for further tests on his inflamed elbow, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

It's unclear whether Arano has suffered a setback. The situation should become clearer once the results of the tests are made public.

April 20, 2019 06:20 PM
Phillies' Victor Arano: Out with elbow inflammation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Arano was placed on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation Saturday.

Arano had allowed two runs in 4.2 innings prior to suffering the injury. He'll be eligible to return on April 30, but it's not yet clear how much time he's expected to miss.

April 15, 2019 11:28 AM
Phillies' Victor Arano: Strikes out six batters for win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Arano faced six batters and struck them all out to pick up the win Sunday against the Marlins.

Arano entered a tie game in the bottom of the 12th and proceeded to mow down Marlins' hitters until Jean Segura eventually won the game with a 14th-inning homer. It was a very encouraging outing for a pitcher whose horrendous 45.00 spring ERA sent him unexpectedly to Triple-A to begin the season. He's now thrown four scoreless innings with a 58.3 percent strikeout rate.

April 12, 2019 02:20 PM
Phillies' Victor Arano: Called up by Phillies
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Arano was called up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday.

Arano was sent to the minors to begin the season after allowing 20 runs in four spring innings. He had a quite strong 2.73 ERA in 59.1 major-league innings last season, however, and threw four scoreless innings with a 7:1 K:BB for Lehigh Valley to start this campaign, so the Phillies will hope that his spring struggles were nothing more than a random, brief blip. Edubray Ramos was optioned in a corresponding move.

March 23, 2019 08:36 PM
Phillies' Victor Arano: Bound for Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Arano was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Saturday.

Arano had a brutal spring. Opposing hitters hit .654 against him as he allowed a whopping 20 runs in just four innings of work and finished with a 1:7 K:BB. The 24-year-old could still spend the bulk of the season in the majors if he can get back to the form which led him to a 2.57 ERA through 70 career big-league innings, but he clearly has to sort things out in the minors before returning to Philadelphia.

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